The legendary first game of the Civilization series, it defined a new genre of turn based strategy.
When Sid Meier's Civilization was released in 1991, it
single-handedly changed the strategy video game market forever. Its
format has since been copied by a number of 'turn-based' games, and the
basic plot of the game was to build an empire. Once this had been
successfully established, the aim of the game was to get your
civilization to grow and flourish.
The game itself covered a wide period of history, stretching from the
prehistoric ages to the futuristic development of Outer Space. This
included an in-depth look into the Ancient Greeks, as well as detailed
gameplay that covered the Roman Empire. This variety of content was
enough to keep players hooked on this gaming classic for countless hours
- the publisher was also ultimately responsible for the Sim City series
of games across a number of different platforms.